Just putting this up as an Enniscorthy person is mentioned
Four Irish athletes into semis
Friday, 6 March 2009 11:29
David Gillick, Derval O’Rourke, Bronagh Furlong and Marian Andrews have reached the semi-finals of their respective events at the European Indoor Athletics Championship in Turin this morning.
Defending European Indoor 400m champion Gillick cruised in to the semis after a comfortable run in the heats.
The Dundrum South Dublin runner came home first in a time of 47.10 and will race in the semi final at 5.05pm this evening.
In the women’s 400m both Furlong and Andrews qualified for this afternoon’s semis at 4.45pm. Furlong finished second in her heat in a time of 53.84, while Andrews qualified as faster runner-up in a time 53.94.
And O’Rourke made it comfortably through her heat of the 60m Hurdles. She qualified first from her heat in a time of 8.06, which was third fastest overall. O’Rourke will take part in the semi finals later today at 2:45pm.